When you finally get to the point where you really have turned your lifestyle around in terms of your diet, what happens?
It's like the lights switches to ON.
You begin to see things in a different light, You begin to feel more alive and attentive, foods are more flavourful, you have more energy. Your body sheds years of unwanted fat, because it doesn't have to hold onto it anymore. Your nights aren't as restless, your body at peace.
No more sluggish afternoons and mid-morning sugar crashes. You feel more energized and alive. It's an amazing feeling - one I hope you all can experience in time.
I have not always been healthy. I, like many of you, have had health struggles and poor diet in the past too. Now, 8 years into my journey (in my mid-40's) I can honestly say I am the healthiest I have ever been. I feel so energized and alive. I am happy, my body is happy. It feels good to be healthy. Fabulous and 40 I like to call it (okay, maybe Fabulous and 44 - but who's counting?) My only regret is not figuring this out a lot sooner. When you get a taste of good health, you won't want to let it go. All the more reason to continue to motivate yourself with websites like this one that encourage you and remind you that you are worth the fight to get there, and to maintain it.
Prove everyone wrong. Set a goal, work hard, believe in yourself, have patience and anything is possible. That light will switch to ON.
Keep challenging yourselves. Keep re-evaluating your goals. The process is long, but the reward is priceless!
Be the light and when you get there, let it shine bright.